Thursday, October 5, 2017

Scatter Hope {Photo Series}

I know this really great lady who talks a lot about scattering hope.  Actually, she does more than just talking about it, she lives it.  I'm pretty fortunate to know such a person and to have them in my life. So, I thought that it would be cool to do a photo series for the month focusing on Scattering Hope. 

I live in a village where the unapologetic and flippant disregard to hometown history is currently taking place.  Builders are coming in and tearing down homes that are over 100 years old.  They are requesting variances to build over the footprint, for no easements to exist, for the whole host of other things as well.
I took this photo while out driving over Labor Day weekend.  I chose to share this photo today as an example of how old can be highlighted and transformed with new.  Because what is not seen in this photo is the picnic pavilion just to the left of this barn.  What is not seen is the playground behind me.  What is not seen is the parking lot to the left of the picnic pavilion. 
I am an adamant supporter of hometown history.  I'm a firm believer that local history must be taught to our children in order for them to not only appreciate regional and world history but also to allow them to place themselves within the history, thus appreciating what they are surrounded by. 
But when none of it exists anymore, then what?     

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